Thursday, September 2, 2010

Has anysone seen this travel/shopping show?

So I was introduced to this show a while back, but I don't get the Sundance channel so I've never actually seen it. The show is called "Man Shops Globe," and features Keith Johnson - buyer at large for Anthropologie. The show was described to me as such, "Cameras follow Keith from flea markets in Paris to remote villages in India and obscure art studios in Turkey in his quest for the most unique and unusual decorative objects from around the world."

It sounded interesting so I went to the site to take a peak. From the video clips I saw it was really nice to see how Keith's creative mind worked. He could see an inspiring object, it's potential, and decide what it needed to be just perfect for the stores. I also think this show is good to educate viewers about the arts around the world, and what cultures are responsible for what crafts. I'm including a video clip below, and some pictures I found on the site. From what I've seen so far, if I had Sundance I'd probably check out this show!

A video below of shopping in India



Keith in Turkey, picking out some suzanis


Keith with designer Anna Sui in a bazaar in Syria




A mosque in Syria

An indoor market in Syria. Syria looks amazing - might have to put it on my travel list. Has anyone been?


In Casamidy, a contemporary furniture and accessories shop featuring local art. They work in close collaboration with a wide range of skilled and talented artisans based in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

From Cyprus

A studio in Australia

A detail form inside Australian artist Sibella Court's studio, The Society Inc.


Have you ever seen Man Shops Globe? I'd like to hear what you think!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes! I love Keith! I want to be his best friend and go on shopping trips with him! Seriously, if you love interior decorating, traveling and shopping, this is the show for you=)

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Oh.. this show is great. Its very inspiring. Beautiful stuff. You must watch.

Shelby said...

This guy is great at decorating! I definitely need him to come decorate my house!

le petit garage said...

Just found out about this show a little while ago and it is amazing. DVRing them all, so i can replay them and watch every little detail a million times.

Mona Thompson said...

I want this job. How exciting! You stand there and create the best thing possible and it just comes to life. Wow!

Rowena said...

I've never heard of it.. but I do have sundance channel, so I just dvr'd the next episode, which happens to be Australia. Cool

Family Lawyers Sydney said...

to become a journalist is my dream job. seems so much fun

Anonymous said...

it's a great show...watching the "creative mind" work is fascinating

katie said...

Yes! This show is great. It's oddly fascinating to see why he chooses what he does, and what doesn't strike his fancy when you think it will. I wonder how someone works their way up to THAT job- iiii am jealous.

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